(GERMANY)

A leading international logistics company has signed a deal to incorporate advanced biofuels into its marine transport operations.

In bid to achieve its goal of being emission-free by 2050, DHL Global Forwarding – the Deutsche Post DHL Group’s air and ocean freight arm is collaborating with the GoodShipping Program, formed to increase the amount of clean fuel used by shipping industry. It will see the freight giant offer next generation marine biofuels to its customers from early next year.

“The partnership with the GoodShipping Program is a unique opportunity to drive change within the ocean freight industry and to contribute to DHL’s environmental target of zero emissions by 2050. Our joint advanced biofuel service is designed as a supplement to our GoGreen Climate Neutral services or as an alternative, giving our customers even more opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint,” explained Kathrin Brost, Global Head Customer Intelligence & GoGreen, DHL Global Forwarding.

Industry leaders are increasingly looking to adopt marine biofuels.

Innovators Magazine reported the Port of Amsterdam’s fleet-wide adoption of advanced marine biofuels earlier this year, and in September we revealed that the “largest bunkering port in the world” – in Singapore – will be running a biofuels pilot project in 2018.